Washington Elementary

General Information for the First Day!!!

Welcome to the School Year!

Teacher Assignments Info

  • IF you were not available to stop in on Friday to submit your completed registration and find out your child's class assignments, the lists were posted this afternoon around 4:00pm on the main entrance double doors. You can stop by and take a peek in the morning-- then head out to the school yard to find the lines (note below).
  • Please be sure you have PRINTED and SIGNED your online registration CONFIRMATION-- it must be turned in to have your child attend class!

Where To Start...

8:30 AM "The Bell Rings!"
  • All students (Everyone, except TK) will be lining up in front of the "portables" (southwest side of yard). Room numbers/Teachers will be posted on stand up easels. (This is a temporary routine until the painting to label the schoolyard is complete). Lining up before school - until alphabet letters are painted on blacktop, Mrs. Eastman will be setting up makeshift placards.
  • TK will line up in front of their classroom, Room 15, at 8:45AM
There is minimal supervision in the morning. This is not an active playtime. Please have your child(ren) line up and wait for the start of the school day.The play structures should not be in use at this time. Faculty/Staff are not present before 8:20

Drop Off Note... from the Teachers

Please say goodbye to your child in line, and let them enter the classroom with their classmates and teacher. Please have a conversation with your child in preparation. This will not only foster independence, but cut down on congestion entering the building.

What to Bring...

Where's My Stuff?
  • Typically, students should bring a backpack. This is a tool often used to send home information/homework from the classroom. Be sure the size makes it easy for papers to fit. Remember to check your child's backpack every day for important letters, notices, classwork.
  1. Please DO pack a healthy snack for your child(ren). They will have a chance to eat a little something at recess each morning. Make it something that they can easily manage on their own (easy open wrapping, containers with which they are familiar, etc.).
  2. Snacks and Lunch should be packed separately. The students will not leave this in their backpacks, but rather be asked to place them into a class snack basket (and lunch basket). Having two "packages" makes it quick and easy-- also worth noting, a firm lunch container / box is helpful since the lunches do get piled into the basket and a smashed sandwich may not appeal to your child. : )
  • General Tip: Label ALL clothing and personal items with a permanent marker. This will become more important as the year progresses. : )
  • Good Idea: No toys are to be brought to school. This can be disruptive and problematic in the classroom setting. Thank you.

Where Do I go Next?

Parent Welcome Coffee

On Tuesday, Sep 1, after dropping off your child on the first day of school, stop by the MPR (Multi-Purpose Room) for coffee, tea, and some goodies, and get to know your fellow Wildcat parents!

End of the Day

All grades K-5 will be released at NOON.
  • K-1 are usually released at the door of the classroom to a parent/ caregiver.
  • 2 and up are given the "freedom" to exit the classroom after the bell. A good strategy (after the first day) is to find a general location on the school yard to make your rendezvous point.

Be Part of it All!

Being part of a vibrant and thriving school community means families pitch in and do what they can to help make it all happen for the kids! Please take a few moments to consider ways in which you might be able to contribute your energy and/or expertise. Here is a link to the main volunteer sign ups.

Being a Room Rep is a great help to the teachers and other families in your child's class. Consider signing up for some classroom specific help--

Grade level room reps are listed on the Volunteer page if you are interested in seeing who the contact is for a specific classroom.

Stay Connected!

You will soon be receiving information from your room reps and the PTA via an interface called MemberHub. MemberHub is a private online communication tool that helps to share important information with the Washington WildCat families. You've temporarily been added to MemberHub while the school waits for the updated information and preferences you provided during online registration. MemberHub will be updated with this information during the third week of school. You will be given further instrcutions about how this all works at that time.

Most everything you need to know about what's going on at Washington will be emailed to you through the Roar on Thursdays. We try to repeat information at most once, making it essential to skim the Roar on a weekly basis. You'll also receive The Week Ahead on Sundays, which is a calendar listing of what's happening the next week at Washington.

You will also receive occasional communications from your Room Representative and classroom teacher. More info to follow soon… just heads up when it arrives so you know what it is all about. J

Once you have access, you will also be able to use this as an online directory to contact other Washington Families. This year there will also be a Mobile App available.
Keep your eyes open...

Office is Open!

You can access the building through the front door at 801 Howard Ave.

Gary and Jolanda Breazeale